The team behind Fast & Furious 7 have broken their silence on how Paul Walker’s role in the forthcoming film will be completed.
In a new post on the Fast & Furious Facebook page, it’s been revealed that Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, will join the cast to finish his remaining scenes as Brian O’Conner following the late star’s fatal car crash last year.
“The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family,” the statement reads. “The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.
“Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.
“We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.
“We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.”
It has already been revealed that director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan have altered the script to explain Walker’s absence, penning an alternative ending which will see his character retire. The film’s release date was pushed back following Walker’s death and will now hit cinemas on April 10 2015.